Global ꞏ July 2019

Shredder hammer with extended service life

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Description of the case

The hammers are used for aluminuim can scrap.

Originally the hammers were  cut / fabricated from astralloy V plate. The hammers were overlayed with tungsten carbide.

The hammers have been redesigned to be cut from Hardox® 450 steel plate and hardfaced with complex carbide overlay.

Hammers Original Design ‐Astralloy V plate / tungsten overlay = 8.000.000 Lbs / 3.628.738 kg recycled aluminum before failure

Hammer Redesign ‐Hardox® 450 plate / complex carbide overlay = 24.000,000 Lbs/ 10.886.216 kg recycled aluminum before failure


Case details

Key success factors

Improved service life: 300%

New solution
Hardox® 450
Old solution


Industry and wearpart
Recycling , Hammer crushers , Hammers